Justin Rose and Ian Poulter are looking to turn their very impressive team record into individual success this week at Mission Hills in the WGC – HSBC Champions.
The pair have represented England twice in the World Cup at Mission Hills finishing fourth and second in 2007 and 2011 respectively.
But this week they will both be competing individually for the their second World Golf Championship and there was some strange questions at the press conference. Rose asked Poulter how he could beat them this week as he was in such good form, to which Poulter said that Justin was ”better off the tee and hit more greens than him but just needed to improve with the putter”
Not bad advice from one of the best putters in the world and maybe as they are best friends Poulter should give him some advice on the greens?
Once the banter was out of the way, Poulter said that his experience of Mission Hills and the fact he has partnered Ross Fisher here twice – could be a big advantage for him.
Rose could take a big step to chasing down McIlroy this week….. should be another weekend of exciting golf ahead.